Skip to comments.House Passes $1T Budget Bill Aimed at Averting Government Shutdown
Posted on 12/16/2011 11:35:41 AM PST by ColdOne
WASHINGTON The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown.
The 296-121 vote to approve the measure represented a rare moment of bipartisanship in a polarized Capitol. Lawmakers are also seeking compromise on separate legislation to renew jobless benefits and a cut in payroll taxes.
The bill trims most domestic agencies and awards the Pentagon the smallest budget hike in recent memory.
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B B But....we got a temporary delay in getting rid of the old style light-bulbs.
Woohoooo! So glad I voted for a republican house!
Here’s an idea. Stop their pay and various perks until they get us out of the red.
How does that fit in with Dingy Harry’s Senate budget?
Can’t wait until these communist democrats all come up or reelection they will be out of a job along with the Muslim Communist and then maybe we will get somethings taken care of and our nation will be in recovery..
Whew, just a trillion. It could have been so much worse.
Good thing they’re being fiscally careful.
Think this ever would have happened under Pelosi?
So, it keeps Porkulus in the baseline and raises overall spending 5% instead of 6%. This runaway spending must stop.
” ... averting a government shutdown.”
They say that like it’s a bad thing.
“The bill trims most domestic agencies”
I agree things would be worse under Pelosi, but would you mind telling me one domestic agency that will be spending less in 2012 than it did in 2011?
Funny how the Republicans finally decide to play ball with the Dems on the only thing that really matters to them - the continuing fleecing of us sheep and the resulting preservation of their own wealth and power. The NDAA is another example.
Folks, the Republicans and Democrats are simply two sides of the same coin. They are working hand-in-hand and playing all of us with divisive socio-political issues - religion, abortion, guns, gay rights, social programs, etc.
You are fooling yourselves if you think things will be any better at all under either Newt or Mitt than we are with Obama. There is functionally no difference.
The only thing that matters is that government stop spending more than they take in with current taxes, right now, period. And this will never happen with the rotten-to-the-core government and handout society we have allowed to grow over the past 40 years.
Another ‘push the problem down the road’. Do not face up to hard decisions. The hell with country and be sure I get re-elected.
Next step...cutting spending which will only happen with a Repub President.
Looks like ALL the Republicans who were there voted for it.
NO Tea Party holdouts. (Must be better than I thought!)
I used to think that if Tea Party candidates won, we’d see less spending. Nope. Pelosi’s congress cut spending in 2010 from 2009 but the Republicans have more than made up for those cuts in 2011 and 2012.
I used to think that if we defaulted at least we’d start from scratch and the entitlement and welfare crowds would have to take their cuts. Nope. Europe is defaulting and we’ve seen all the welfare states grow in power while wealth is destroyed.
I’m like the proverbial frog in the pot watching the politicians argue over the best way to increase the temperature of the water.
As far as I know...We are (officially) less than 100 billion from the latest debt limit. Gonna be hard to spend that trillion.
Maybe this wouldn’t be necessary if Obama would stop pouring billions down Muzzie sh*t holes
The average American hasnt a clue how much of our tax money Obama has sent down Muslim sh*t holes while he threatens to cut medicare and withold seniors social security checks!
BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request
Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request
Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
And THATS just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!
They should have 2010 up, but they dont. Thats where youll find Obamas largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
THIS IS BUT THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!!
Good links and info thanks.
One trillion dollars and they couldn’t manage to cover the jobless benefits with that? The country would be better off if they shut down. They haven’t earned their paycheck.
Sorry, but this is Republican partisan rubbish.
It is impossible for the President to spend money without bills passed by the House.
Who controls the House again? Sorry but Republicans are every bit as much to blame for this economic disaster as Obama. Dens and Republicans are playing for the same team againt a common opponent - us..
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